Tom’s a Shaw thing for Reds

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law has significantly strengthened his squad with the addition of experienced former Cambridge United central midfield player Tom Shaw.

A former England C international, Tom, 26, has signed a two-year deal with the Reds.

Shaw began his career with Nottingham Forest’s youth academy before moving to the youth team at Rushden & Diamonds where he progressed to play in the Football League for the now defunct club.

After a loan spell with the also defunct Nuneaton Borough, Shaw signed a one-year contract with Mansfield Town but moved on to Tamworth and then Kidderminster Harriers in 2010.

He made 42 appearances for the Harriers before joining Cambridge United on a two-year deal in 2011 where he made 79 appearances, scoring 13 times.